Ten year ban for sex pest who keeps pleasuring himself in pubs

Woods was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court
Woods was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court
  • Simon Woods has been convicted twice of performing lewd sex acts at two Aylesbury pubs
  • He avoided going to jail despite breaking his suspended prison sentence
  • However, he has been banned from all premises which serve alcohol
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A sex pest has been banned from every pub in the country for ten years.

Prolific pub flasher Simon Woods left a lone barmaid terrified by his late-night indecencies while he was already on a suspended sentence for similiar offences.

Given your offending history I consider it necessary and proportionate to impose this order

Mr Recorder Andrew Wright

He was spotted touching himself by the woman when they were the only people left in the Aylesbury pub.

The 48 year old, of Alwin Close, Aylesbury, was eventually kicked out of the pub, which cannot be named for legal reasons, when the shocked worker was able to alert a lodger.

Following the exposure on January 28 this year, police were able to track down Woods because of the similarity to his previous offences.

Yesterday at Aylesbury Crown Court, he was handed another suspended jail term but also banned from entering any licensed premises where alcohol is served for drinking on site, including pubs and hotels, for 10 years.

Mr Recorder Andrew Wright told Woods: “Given your offending history I consider it necessary and proportionate to impose this order.”

The court heard Woods had drunk four pints of strong Old Rosie cider before the incident.

He was alone in the pub with the barmaid at around 10pm when she noticed he had taken his trousers off and was touching himself inappropriately.

As she tried to raise the alarm, Woods looked at her as he continued to behave indecently.

When he was later interviewed by police, he admitted what he had done and expressed regret for his actions.

The court heard he had twice previously, in November 2013 and June 2014, been caught pleasuring himself in The Kings Head in Aylesbury, for which he was handed a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Mr Recorder Wright said there appeared to be some element of planning in what Woods did.

“A pattern of behaviour on your behalf has emerged,” he said.

However, he said he thought it would be ‘unjust’ to activate the suspended sentence, instead fining Woods £200 for the breach.

“If you can afford to get drunk in pubs you can afford to pay a fine,” said Mr Recorder Wright.

For the latest charge of exposure, to which Woods pleaded guilty, he was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to take part in a sex offenders’ programme and handed a Criminal Behaviour Order, banning him from pubs, hotels, cafes and other premises where alcohol is served to be consumed on site, for a decade.

Woods was also slapped with a restraining order preventing him from contacting the barmaid.

The Bucks Herald has requested a mugshot of Woods from police, so that the public can help enforce his ban.